CNN: Rehire Marc Lamont Hill

On November 29, 2018, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN for a speech he gave to the United Nations in support of Palestinian rights. 

Help us tell CNN they did the wrong thing. Tell CNN to rehire Dr. Hill! 

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Dear CNN,

You made the wrong choice by firing Marc Lamont Hill for his speech at the UN, which included the phrase "from the river to the sea." Speaking up for Palestinian rights is not anti-semitic or a threat to Israelis.

As Dr. Hill said in regard to the speech he gave to the UN that caused him to be fired:

“My reference to “river to the sea” was not a call to destroy anything or anyone. It was a call for justice, both in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza. The speech very clearly and specifically said those things. No amount of debate will change what I actually said or what I meant.”

Dr. Hill’s speech received a long ovation from the diplomats at the UN.

Marc Lamont Hill is a powerful defender of civil and human rights for all people. He is a powerful ally for the Palestinian people who live under siege, under military occupation and under state laws of discrimination.

As people concerned with freedom for the Palestinian people and justice and equality for all people, we ask that you immediately rehire Marc Lamont Hill.

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  • Jaime Cruz Jr
    signed 2018-12-02 16:35:48 -0500
  • diana saed
    signed 2018-12-02 15:19:43 -0500
    CNN owes Dr Hill a public, primetime apology for this. I won’t be tuning in until that happens.
  • Stuart F Chen-Hayes
    @SChenHayes tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-02 15:16:45 -0500
    Hey @cnn @marclamonthill is a powerful advocate for Palestinian rights and dignity and equality for all. Reverse your decision and rehire Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. #IStandWithMLH https://www.codepink.org/marc_lamont_hill?recruiter_id=690003
  • Stuart Chen-Hayes
    signed 2018-12-02 15:16:31 -0500
    I only consume independent media and this is yet another reason why. Dr. Hill is a brilliant scholar who dared to speak truth to power and support people worldwide who overwhelmingly oppose illegal #Israeli government actions. A #FreePress is designed to protect dissent not fire those who dare to utter it.
  • Patricia Sonne
    signed 2018-12-02 15:04:25 -0500
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  • Dianne Moore
    signed 2018-12-02 15:04:24 -0500
    Re: CNN firing Marc Lamont Hill today, November 29/2018


    I am dismayed and disgusted by CNN firing Marc Lamont Hill because he regards Palestinians as fully human and deserving of equal rights, human rights and freedom. I heartily agree with everything Mr. Lamont Hill said today, as do most people. Apartheid was wrong in South Africa and today’s Israeli Apartheid is even worse than South Africa’s was. By firing Marc Lamont Hill, you are supporting colonial racism and Israeli Apartheid. CNN has many people on air who dehumanize Palestinians, who are blatantly Islamophobic and who regularly serve up Israeli Apartheid propaganda, with impunity. Mr. Lamont Hill was measured, factual and compassionate in his critique of Israeli Apartheid and the terrible injustices Palestinians suffer daily under occupation and under siege. And everything he said in his speech today was on his own time and not on your cable channel.


    I have long been disgusted by CNN’s failure to accurately report the true facts of Israeli Apartheid and the appalling suffering of the indigenous Palestinian people. By firing Marc Lamont Hill for his speech today, CNN is sending a clear message that it is a prooaganda arm of the Israeli Apartheid State and has a zero tolerance policy for any person who expresses critical views of Israeli Apartheid policies, war crimes and crimes against humanity, even when they are expressed far away from a CNN studio and not on your cable channel.


    Shame on you, CNN. Until you reinstate Marc Lamont Hill, you have lost this viewer.
  • Walaa Samarah
    signed 2018-12-02 14:50:03 -0500
  • Laura Harrison
    signed 2018-12-02 14:11:45 -0500
    I have a long list of products and businesses I boycott and ask my friends and family to boycott..CNN you have just been added to that list..Shame on you
  • Paul Stockley
    signed 2018-12-02 14:08:35 -0500
  • Jessica Smart
    signed 2018-12-02 14:07:04 -0500
  • Barbara Mullin
    signed 2018-12-02 13:59:16 -0500
    Your decision is cowardly and evil.
  • Tina Moaven
    signed 2018-12-02 13:27:38 -0500
  • Khalida Ahson
    signed 2018-12-02 12:40:48 -0500
  • Muhammad Junaid
    signed 2018-12-02 12:33:26 -0500
  • Rizk Hamoud
    signed via 2018-12-02 12:30:12 -0500
  • deb Putman
    signed 2018-12-02 11:54:42 -0500
  • Kaylen Phillips
    signed 2018-12-02 11:43:54 -0500
    I’m a Temple Student and stand by Marc Hill.
  • Badia AlBanna
    signed 2018-12-02 11:34:41 -0500
  • Bader Risheg
    signed 2018-12-02 11:08:09 -0500
  • Susan Raphael
    signed 2018-12-02 11:00:37 -0500
    Susan Raphael
  • Zoe Zero
    signed 2018-12-02 10:54:38 -0500
  • Steven Perkins
    signed 2018-12-02 10:52:09 -0500
  • Laila Hayani
    signed 2018-12-02 10:40:15 -0500
  • Ruby Shaw
    signed 2018-12-02 10:38:53 -0500
    CNN is a news organization and as such opinions should be shared. The Israelis should remember the holacost and should not want to inflict that type of terror on others
  • William Letmon
    signed 2018-12-02 10:32:27 -0500
  • Hind Holli
    signed 2018-12-02 10:17:57 -0500
  • Kathleen Hayden
    signed 2018-12-02 10:06:18 -0500
  • Monica Smack
    signed 2018-12-02 10:00:55 -0500
    I watch you almost everyday because I think you are on the side of what is right. I now have to wonder if my belief was true. Why are you painting the false equivalency that Palestinian rights are somehow antisemetic? Do you give the Israelis a carte blanche pass and turn a blind eye for all of their atrocities against humanity including the Palestinians? Hypocrite much?
  • Ghadeer Abuali
    signed 2018-12-02 09:54:48 -0500
    I stand with Dr. Hill 🇵🇸✌

    From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!!
  • Tynnetta Owens
    signed 2018-12-02 09:51:08 -0500
    Tynnetta


    Look at his body of work and statements. He supports the oppressed which requires the critique of the oppressor. CNN please do the right thing.
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